Content contributions
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Content contributions

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Thank you for your interest in providing content to the app.

Aware provides psychological content based on current, scientifically-backed interventions that have been proven effective for a given condition or context.

We appreciate getting help with this from fellow co-creators and welcome everything from suggesting content, writing an exercise, to the complete production of a collection with a purpose, added to our content management system. We also collaborate to adapt content from other contexts to the Aware platform.

Get started

  • Participate in a couple of sessions in the app, to get to know Aware and our content.
  • Join the slack community and the channel for content volunteers to get in contact with the core team and other volunteers.
  • Share, discuss and give feedback on how we can reach next level!

Practical information

📌Code of conduct 👫

This project and everyone participating in it uses the 29k Code of Conduct as a compass in our co-creation process. By contributing, you are expected to uphold this code. Please report unacceptable behavior to help@29k.org.

👁️ Quality and copyright

Please note that 29k/Aware:

  • publish psychological interventions based on science.
  • apply a creative commons license, allowing anyone to distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon a work, even commercially, as long as they credit the original creator. Everything we publish in the app thus becomes readily available for all to use in other contexts, as long as 29k is credited.
  • apply strict quality criteria for content. A 29k editor reviews all suggested material and we only publish content where the science behind it, and the writing in it, meet our quality standards.

If you as a content creator would like to use the Aware platform to publish content, we are happy to connect. Please note that any publication requires resources to do research, write, record, design, illustrate, edit, test, add to the system, quality control and publish, and these costs needs to be covered. We apply a platform fee to get started (€3000 as of January 2024), and then a need-based service fee.

What is Aware content? 🌤️
What we do 🤹🏿‍♀️
  1. What do we offer?
  2. Connection. Hope, empowerment, knowledge.

    Changing behavior, making wise decisions, dealing with complexity, loving yourself and others, pursuing goals, and saving the planet is a necessity – not a luxury. But those skills aren’t taught in schools. You can learn them, right here, right now, with Aware.

    The focus of the app is inner development and striving towards something we want, where the user is in a good-enough place to stretch herself for the future.

    Some content also cater for things we might want to get rid of – like needs that come up during challenging times, as anxiety, grief, worry and stress.

  3. Where do we meet our users?
  4. We meet our users in a state where they long for something.

    Something new, something different, something better, something more.

    Change.

    That means our users may be beginners on a journey, or they may have previous experience with inner development. What they have in common is they want to be curious, committed, and caring. For themselves, for others, for the planet. But they do not have (all) the psychological tools needed.

    When it’s time to strengthen your inner foundation and when it’s time to add new branches and stretch your inner capabilities. Aware is there for you all the way.

  5. Who do we write for?
  6. (Our language aims to be understandable for an English-speaking 15-year old.)

    Our core user is committed to learning and inner development.

    Age does not matter, gender does not matter, profession does not matter, education does not matter. But the actual context on this day matters. The drive to do something differently from yesterday.

Theoretical standpoint 🧑🏽‍🍳

We base our content on current, scientifically-backed interventions that have been proven effective for a given condition or context. Almost all Aware content is rooted in Contextual Behavioral Science, but we are open to incorporating elements from traditional CBT and other "third wave" therapies and theories when appropriate, emphasizing the importance of theory.

Most of Aware content is theoretically aligned with psychological flexibility. It is based on the idea that our behavior is affected by both our internal processes as well as our external environment. Psychological flexibility focuses on how we can use our internal resources (thoughts, beliefs, values, emotions) to interact with our external environment in order to live meaningfully and more in line with our values. Psychological flexibility consists of three main components:

  1. Awareness: Directing attention to the here and now, acknowledging thoughts, feelings and experiences.
  2. Openness: Willingness to have, and acceptance towards, unwanted or unpleasant experiences.
  3. Engagement: Taking actions that are consistent with our values, even in the face of difficulty.
Scientific backing 👣

All content in the Aware app should be backed by science, but the degree of evidence may vary:

  1. Meta-analysis of meta- analysis, Meta-analysis or systematic reviews made on this type of intervention
  2. Randomised study proving the effectiveness of this kind of intervention
  3. Promising pilot studies, experienced researcher or expert in the field that wants to collaborate on this topic
  4. If no evidence yet, is it promising enough for us to help with the research? Requires:
  5. transparency to the user
    safety for the users
    ethical permit
    strong theoretical underpinning
How to write Aware content ✅

There are two different settings for delivering Aware content: live and async. Both settings needs to be catered for in writing, where the live is a group setting (with anyone or with friends) and the async is done by a single user alone.

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All Aware sessions are built up by the same lego blocks. There are five different ones:

Host block Live only: guiding notes with instructions for the host.

Instruction block Async only: Short introduction/outro in text + image - if needed.

Content block - generally an audio file accompanied by video/animation//illustration delivery of background info, instructions or tasks. Live: Guiding notes for host, if needed.

Reflection block Live only - allowing users to reflect on a question or perform a task for a certain period of time. Guiding question in text: guiding notes for host.

Sharing block - allowing users to share their experience or reflection with others, as well as experiencing others’ reflections. Live: live. Async: prerecorded sharings, users upload text sharings.

All blocks may be repeated when appropriate, then template texts should be modified to not repeat unnecessary things.

  • See templates below for the blocks to structure your content writing.
  • To learn how we write, visit:
  • Learn how to set up a collection of sessions around a theme:
  • 🤾🏻‍♀️Collection structure
  • Learn how to add content to the CMS, (content management system), to suggest content for review: 👨‍🍳CMS introduction (WIP).
Templates for session lego blocks

Title

Description (What, how, why?)

LIVE (with friends or with anyone)

Start the session when you're ready to go.

Intro (host block)

Welcome

I am X and today we will work for around 30 minutes on yyy.

We’ll be doing rough agenda of session - ex. meditation followed by time for reflection and sharing with each other. _____

Let’s start with a mini check-in.

How are you feeling right now? Please answer in two-three words.

X, would you like to start?

Let everyone in the session, including yourself, check in one by one.

Thank you all for checking in. Let’s get started.

👁 Host

Content block

Content manuscript, delivered in audio file (with animation/video if needed)

👁 Illustration / Text line / Video / Audio

Reflection block

Now we’ll take x minutes to reflect on our own.

Main question Further explanation/second question if needed _____

You can take notes on a piece of paper or just mental notes in your head. And there is no right or wrong here, our answers are our own.

x minutes starting now.

Press play to start the timer.

That’s x minutes and it’s time to move on.

👁 Reflection timer - Reflection question/s

Sharing block

Now we are getting into the sharing part. We have three rules for sharing:

  1. What is said in here, stays in here.
  2. All you need to do is listen. There is no fixing, helping or advice-giving needed. We are just showing up and exploring what ourselves and others are going through.
  3. Everything on the inside is okay. Anger, love, hatred, sadness. Whatever shows up. No wrongs, no rights. It is what it is.

_____

There will be a timer set for x minutes as an indicator. If you don’t want to share you can always say ‘pass’.

Who would like to start?

Let everyone (or as many as you got time for) share one by one.

Press play to start the timer. Re-start for each new sharing.

Thank you so much everyone.

👁 Sharing timer - Sharing question

Outro (host block)

Well done. If you’re up for it, you can continue what we started here today with a mission to bring this into your everyday life.

mission description

_____

Before we leave this space let’s do a mini check-out.

How are you feeling right now? Has anything shifted? Please answer in two-three words.

Who would like to start?

Let everyone in the session check out one by one. Thank you all for checking out and for joining this session today.

_____ Finish session to send everyone off to the exit experience.

👁 Host

ASYNC (with yourself)

Intro - Instruction block

If needed, a short introduction before starting off.

👁 text + image

Content block same as live

Content manuscript, delivered in audio file (with animation/video if needed)

👁 Illustration / Text line / Video / Audio

Sharing block - same question as live

Now we are getting into the sharing part. We have three rules for sharing:

  1. What is said in here, stays in here.
  2. All you need to do is listen. There is no fixing, helping or advice-giving needed. We are just showing up and exploring what ourselves and others are going through.
  3. Everything on the inside is okay. Anger, love, hatred, sadness. Whatever shows up. No wrongs, no rights. It is what it is.

_____

There will be a timer set for

<x minutes>

as an indicator. If you don’t want to share you can always say ‘pass’.

Who would like to start?

Let everyone (or as many as you got time for) share one by one.

Press play to start the timer. Re-start for each new sharing.

Thank you so much everyone.

👁 Sharing timer - Sharing question

Outro - instruction block

Key take away

Mission

Outro

👁 text + image

Assets for any session

The following material is needed to have in place for a complete Aware experience for any session:

  • Title and short description
  • Co-creator names, role, and internet url
  • Co-creator image(s) (at least 1000 x 1000, .png or .jpg format works fine)
  • Card illustration (1024 x 1024, .png format)
  • Intro portal animation or video (mp4). Please observe that it needs both a looping asset of around 30 sec, and a transition video that is activated when the session starts.
  • Intro portal audio (mp3, loop)
  • Card illustration with transparent background (1024 x 1024, .png format)
  • Texts for content, see templates
  • Audio file for content (mp3)
  • Caption file for content audio (srt, 50 characters per line, 1 line)
  • Timer for reflection slide (lottie, mp4)
  • Timer for sharing slide (lottie, mp4)
  • (Outro portal animation is set to the same as intro portal, but backwards with transition first, then loop. Audio is the same as in intro portal.)
👨‍🍳CMS introduction
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Join the slack community and our #content-creators channel to get in contact with the core team and other volunteers.
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If you’re having problems with Slack you can reach us at hello@29k.org